Organising Essays

Some essays will follow a similar format. For example, in Art and English, you can use a variation of:




Other points for organising your work:

  1. Make sure that your points are clearly stated, that your evidence links logically to your pint and that you really develop your explanation into something thoughtful and analytical.

  2. Essays will usually be organised chronologically (meaning from beginning to the end of a subject).

  3. In English, you would be expected to also include context if you were producing a critical essay. This may also apply to essays in Modern Studies or History




What’s your purpose? (hint, it’s not just the name of Justin Beiber’s latest album!!) An essay without a clear purpose can make your points disorganised and therefore confuses the reader.

If your purpose is to PERSUADE- you need to incorporate persuasive techniques to convince your reader

If your purpose is to INFORM– you should have facts and evidence to educate your reader (+ no bias!)

If your purpose is to ENTERTAIN- you should be including elements of creative writing

If your purpose is to ANALYSE- you should be examining and explaining your topic critically.

If your purpose is to EVALUATE- you should explain how effective/ineffective your topic is